10 Biggest Hair And Skin Care Mistakes

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Hair and skin care is very important for your good looks and beauty. If you feel good looking and even beautiful, it has of course also great impact on your overall happiness and just your whole life.

Unfortunatelly, most of us don’t really know what good hair and skin care really is. This is just one short article and does not have the ambition to fully cover this huge topic, but I’m sure you will find it very useful.

There are many mistakes that we tend to make and are not aware of it when it comes to our skin and hair. With the right knowledge we can stop these bad habits now and improve the quality of our skin and hair with success.
The following are the 10 worst hair and skincare mistakes people tend to do:
1. Washing your face with hot water – You should never wash your face with hot water. This causes damages to the blood vessels. If you do not wish to wash your face with cold water, you should always opt for lukewarm water.
2. Excessive Exfoliation – It is good for you to exfoliate your skin but you should not overdo it. You should do so at least twice a week. However, if you have dry and sensitive skin, you should exfoliate your skin once in every ten days.
3. Sleeping with your makeup on – This is one of the worst things that you can do to your skin. This blocks the pores and damages your skin as it cannot breathe. There are also the risks of acne and premature aging when you sleep in your makeup.
4. Sleeping with oil in scalp – This is not good as it clogs the pores and also makes the hair greasy. The dirt also gets absorbed and this leads to excessive hair-fall. It is always prudent for you to massage the oil for some time and later wash it off after some time.
5. Not applying moisturizer – There are some women that do not apply moisturizer on their skin. This also leads to premature aging and dry skin problems. There is a misconception in many women who have oily skin, that have oily skin that they do not need a moisturizer. This is wrong. There are oil free products available in the market and they should go in for them. Good hydration is in fact the most important antiaging property of antiaging creams.

TIP: I have been using really expensive creams for past years, until I saw test of few these creams in TV. Some were expensive and some were cheap and you know which product won the test? The cheapest one. I was really shocked so I decided to find myself cream without looking on the price, just by reviews and laboratory tests. Well, I have found one. This cream is 100% natural, not expensive and has amazing reviews all over web. Just check out the reviews on amazon only! My personal experience after three months is also great, really it is one of few creams I used in my life when I feel and see that it works. Of course it did not make my skin look like I was 20, but in past few years, my skin never looked better, fresh, smooth and just healthy.

6. No sleep or lack of it – One of the worst skin and hair care problems is the lack of sleep. It is very important for you to sleep soundly at least for 7 to 8 hours every day. Frequent naps will also make you look fresh.
7. Tight Ponytails – Tight ponytails may look good but they are responsible for hairfall. You should make sure that your pony is not very tight and does not pull the hair.
8. Smoking – Smoking not only causes harm to your lungs and causes cancer, but it also makes the skin around the eyes dark. It also causes faster aging of your skin, so if you want to be healthy and have young, fresh looking skin, you should stop smoking.
9. Alcohol – Alcohol dehydrates your body and depletes some vital skin nutrients, which that makes your skin look bad and if you have some skin condition, it will make even worse. Scientists have also found that people who drinks too much alcohol usually also has less healthy diets, which deprives you of nutrients important for skin health even more. Alcohol also causes dilation of facial blood vessels and repeated heavy drinking can cause the vessels to dilate permanently, causing red spidery veins which will be permanently visible. This is the reason why alcoholics has so often red nose or whole face.
10. Not drinking enough water – There are many people that does not drink enough water. This dehydrates the skin and invites premature wrinkles and aging.

So if you want to have healthy and great looking skin, do not forget these 10 mistakes. I’m sure it will have positive very soon after you start to avoiding them.

8 Best Home And Natural Remedies For Gas And Bloating

8 best home and natural remedies for gas and bloating

 

Topic of this article might be quite awkward, but it is something with what almost everyone has problem sometimes and it is not always just something little unpleasant, but it can be also pretty painful. I think everyone should know that there is no need to suffer and there are great natural, cheap solutions how to get rid of gas and bloating.

First is important to know that it is never good to hold the gas, but of course there se many situations in life when you just cannot let ’em go, but when you can, go to bathroom or anywhere where its possible and let the gas go. Now lets take a look at those 10 best home and natural remedies for gas and bloating.

1. Ginger

In fact I’m drinking ginger tea right now when I’m writing this. Not only it has great taste, but it has so many health benefits that I would really like to suggest it to everyone. One of the greatest benefits of ginger is that it is absolutely great to calm your digestive system and it almost does not matter what caused the problem.

Characteristic odor and taste of ginger is caused by a mixture of gingerols, shogaols and zingerone.  In tests on laboratory animals, the gingerols showed that they increase the motility of the gastrointestinal tract, have great analgesic, sedative, antipyretic and also antibacterial properties. Ginger just perfectly relax intestinal tract and prevents the formation of gas in your intestines.

How to make ginger tea? It is really extremely simple. Just cut small piece of ginger, peel the skin and then slice 5-7 quarter sized pieces, put them in mug and pour very hot water, almost boiling. Then wait about ten minutes and so and you have delicious drink that will help you with your gas and bloating, but also other digestion problems.

You do not of course need to make tea, you can just eat small piece of ginger and it will also help.

Or you can try this, if you don’t always have fresh ginger at home. I love this tea!

2. Diet And Excercise

I know that many people just hate these two words, but it is simply truth that healthy diet and excercise are probably the most important factors when it comes to prevention of most health problems and they are also the most important factor in prevention of gas and bloating. it is very simple, gas is of course caused mostly by diet and also your lifestyle.

Which Foods Causes Gas?

First it is important to understand that every person is different, more precisely everyone has slightly different digestive tract. It depends on two main factors – how well you digest carbohydrates and what kinds of bacteria lives in your intestines. That is the reason why after certain foods some people might get terrible problems with gas and bloating and someone else not. the biggest poroblems are all foods that contains lot of carbohydrates mostly breads, cereals and pastas. Here is short list of foods that are well known for causing gas and bloating:

  • artificial sweeteners like xylitol, mannitol, sorbitol
  • milk and milk products – everything that contains lactose, for many people it is hard to digest because of lack of enough lactase, which is enzyme needed to properly digest lactose
  • sodas, drinks with fruit juice – especially those very sweet juices like apple and pear juice, they add to those corn syrup, which causes lot of gas and bloating
  • fruits – especially pears, but also apples, peaches
  • beans
  • asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, onions, mushrooms, artichokes
  • bread, cereals, pastas, oats

 3.Warm Lemon Water

Do you know what is lemon water? It is exactly the same thing as it sounds. Lemon water is very easily to prepare, just cut three average slices of lemon and squeeze it into glass of really warm water, stir and drink whole glass.

How this helps with gas and bloating? It is very simple. Acidity in lemon stimulates production of hydrochlorid acid in your body and this acid helps to digest food. Better digested food means much leass gas and bloating. Lemon water has also other health benefits, it detoxifies your body, because it helps liver enzymes work more efficient.

 

4. Eat Right

Not only what you eat, but also how you eat it affects your digestion a lot. Most important is to eat slowly and chew food thoroughly. Chewing is no miracle remedy for gas and bloating, but when you eat slowly and chew food really thorougly, you help your body digest food better and faster, which means less gas and bloating. Proper chewing is not the only important thing you should do (or shouldn’t) while eating to get rid of problems with gas.

What you should avoid:

  • drinking extremely cold or hot beverages
  • eating too much, big portions
  • using a straw
  • eating while you are upset
  • eating and talking in the same time
  • drinking from water fountain

 

5. Peppermint Tea

Peppermint has relaxing and antispasmodic properties, so it can help relieve spasms in your gastrointestinal tract. It helps food to pass (also swallowed air) right through your digestive tract, but that is not all what peppermint can do to reduce gas and bloating.

Essential oils found in peppermint stimulates your gallbladder to release more bile which helps your body with digesting fats. It also helps your liver, it has detoxifying effect on it and even it might seem this has nothing to do with digestion, it is not truth. Liver that is well functioning is vital for good digestion and therefore means also less gas and bloating.

 6. Chamomile Tea

Here is another tea that can help you to get rid of gas and bloating. Peppermint tea is maybe something what not everyone likes and if that is for any reason your case, you can try chamomile tea instead.

Chamomile has antispasmotic, anti-inflammatory and relaxing properties which can all help you with gas and bloating, however peppermint is still stronger. If you can use ppermint tea, chamomile tea is then something like second best option.

7. Anise

I love the smell of anise, but I have to admit that I did not know it can be also helpful when you have problems with gas.

Anise is botanically known as Pimpinella anisum. It is an annual herb native to the Mediterranean  region and Middle East. Anethole is the most pharmacologically active ingredient you can find in the seeds. In fact it comprises 75 to 90% of seeds content.

The use of anise as a digestive aid is in fact nothing new. In fact humans use it probably for thousands of years, so it must have positive effects. Use of  anise we are sure about dates back to ancient Rome, where anise cakes were served after their famous huge feasts. Anise has some significant antispasmodic effects, which allows it to relax intestinal muscles and thus relieve gas, bloating and also cramps.

8. Activated Charcoal

This is not home remedy, but definetely natural remedy for gas and bloating and in my opinion probably the most powerful one. It belongs among my personal favorites and it has helped me many times in my life with various digestive problems and abdominal pain, especially in childhood, but also as adult I found it very efficient.

Activated charcoal is in fact carbon that has been treated with oxygen.To make activated charcoal, manufacturers heat common charcoal in the presence of  gas that causes the charcoal to develop lots of very small internal spaces – pores.  This treatment results in extremely porous charcoal, it gives the charcoal surface area of 300-2,000 m2/g! This allows gases to pass through the charcoal and interact with the exposed carbon. It can somehow “trap” chemicals. It works by absorbing chemicals, thus reducing their toxicity (poisonous nature), through the entire length of the stomach and small and large intestines (GI tract). The same way it can absorb various swallowed poisons, it can also absorb gas created by bacteria in our intestines.

Activated charcoal is used mostly to treat poisoning, reduce flatulence (gas), lower your cholesterol levels, treat bile flow problems and also it can prevent hangovers.

For gas and bloating relieve, usually only 2-3 capsules are enough. Do not use it hour before or hour after taking medication, since this can adsorb any chemicals. It is also not good to use it long term every day, because it can prevent absorbtion of nutrients.

17 Top Health Benefits Of Himalayan Salt

Himalayan Salt benefits

Ever heard about Himalayan Crystal Salt? If you thank that salt is salt and basically all salt around the world is same, than you cannot be more wrong. Probably everyone knows that even salt is essential for humans to live, too much salt is very unhealthy. In this article we will talk about something else, we will talking about simple fact, that not all salt is the same and there are huge differences that can have great impact on your overall health.

Before we will focus on Himalayan salt and its benefits for your health we should first focus on classic salt you can buy at your local store and why that salt is so bad for health. I’m sure that many of you will be quite surprised how bad for your health it really is.
If you think that normal salt from you local store contains only salt, than you are wrong. It is not truth. Most of ti really is salt, but not all. In fact about 3% of it are various chemicals. This salt does not have beneficial minerals as Himalayan salt. It is because of origin of this salt and also because of the processing of this salt. some people also believe that that classic table salt has much more negative effects, which Himalayan salt does not. Because Himalayan salt is not extremely expensive, it is good idea for everyone to use it instead of classic salt.

Himalayan Crystal Salt

Himalayan Crystal Salt is truly something absolutely different than the salt you have at home, because it comes from Himalaya one of the cleanest places in the world, but that is not all. Benefits it has for your health are simply huge and not many people knows it.
Himalayan Salt is 250 million years old and sometimes is called “white gold”, because it contains amazing 84 minerals essential for human body. The environment this salt has been created in has been so isolated for all the time that in this salt you will find absolutely zero toxic substances. Really just nothing, only good stuff.

Here is list of benefits that Himalayan Salt has for your health. I wanted to write short list, but as you can see, the list in fact is quite long 🙂 but remember, all these benefits it of course has only in right doses. In too big doses as every salt it can be very unhealthy.

1.Promotes cellular hydroelectric energy creation

2.Promotes increased absorption capacities of food elements within the intestinal tract

3.Naturally helps with healthy sleep patterns

4.Creates a healthy libido

5.Helps to promote healthy blood pressure

6.Prevents cellulite, when compared to table salt

7.Reduces chances of developing rheumatism, gout and arthritis, if you compare using of Himalayan salt to common salt

8.Supports healthy respiratory function

9.Chance of developing kidney and gall bladder stones is lower, if you compare using of Himalayan salt to common salt

10.Controls the water levels in human the body

11.Lowers incidence of problems with sinus

12.Increases strength of your bones

13.It helps to stable PH balance in the cells, including the brain cells

14.Helps with healthy blood sugar levels

15.Helps with reducing the common signs of aging

16.Helps to keep your vascular system healthy

17.Reduces muscle cramps

(There are probably even more positive effects of this salt on your body which has not been proven yet.)

Are you convinced now that Himalayan salt is actually good for your health? If so, than check out this one, that is my personal favorite, cheap and also very popular brand of Himalayan salt.